Region Six gets $11.5M from ministry for four community grounds

Minister of Social Cohesion with the responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. George Norton, handing over much needed sports gear to the Headteacher of Rose Hall Primary School, Hollis Schweirs.  (Ministry of the Presidency photo)

The Minister of Social Cohesion with the responsibility for Culture, Youth, and Sport, Dr. George Norton, on Monday handed over a $11.5M warrant to Deputy Regional Executive Officer of Region Six,  Claude Henry, for the enhancement of four community grounds in the Region.

A Ministry of the Presidency statement said that the presentation was made during the Ministry’s sensitisation session at the Rose Hall Primary School, in East Berbice-Corentyne (Region Six) for stakeholders of the Regional Democratic Council, Mayor and Town Council and Civil Society. The grounds intended for rehabilitation are the Youth Friendly Space in New Amsterdam, the Sisters Village Ground, the Glasgow Basketball Court and the No. 76 Village Sports Ground.

Deputy Regional Executive Officer of Region Six, Claude Henry with the $11.5M Warrant that will aid in the rehabilitation of four community grounds. (Ministry of the Presidency photo)

Norton, the statement said, urged the beneficiaries to ensure that after the upgrades that the grounds are properly maintained and the facilities used for their intended purpose. He added that no one, should be denied access to the grounds.

The Youth Friendly Space, New Amsterdam ground will undergo landfilling, fencing, and the addition of a basketball court at the sum of $4M. At the Sisters Village ground, repairs are to be made to the fence and a gate and two wooden pavilions will be constructed to to the sum of $4M. The Glasgow basketball court will see works to the tune of $1.5M. The Number 76 Village sports ground will see infilling and landscaping of the ground at the sum of $2M.

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